Category Archives: Motivation

Negative motivation

Some people call me “underwhelmed,” but fact of the matter is I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve. Negative feedback or lack of progress or failure often crushes me. At first. But then, it becomes the seed of … Continue reading

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Singing the Praises of Momentum

Whew. I’m about pooped out. As we try to get the final touches on Kumquat, I’m also kicking off a consulting project for a client in which I’m emotionally invested. Exciting things are afoot, but it feels like there are … Continue reading

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When you're sick, it's hard to remember well

I’ve been a tad under the proverbial weather, as of late. I do thank Amy and Toby for doing such a brilliant job of keeping the conversation moving right along during my absence. But as I lay convalescing in my … Continue reading

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Motivated Slacker

I was reading the daily Incentive Intelligence entitled “Internal Motivation vs. External Influence“, which in a nutshell says you can’t apply external pressure to get people motivated – this is something that comes from within. [M]otivation is an internal thing. … Continue reading

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Free to an unhappy home

The Chief Happiness Officer has offered to give away free PDFs of his book, Happy Hour is 9 to 5, to the first 50 100 people to comment on the post entitled, “Is your workplace unhappy? Get my book for … Continue reading

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Want to work from home? Tips on making your work and life intramural

For many of us, working from home holds a great deal more appeal than sitting in a noisy–or worse yet, deathly silent–cube farm, day-in, day-out. I know that I’m more productive here than I ever was in the office. And … Continue reading

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Working on the Information Assembly Line

The report on the rise of small businesses noted in Rick’s recent post got me thinking about why people leave or avoid corporate jobs in favor of something more personal. Many of us aren’t interested in working for large globo-corp … Continue reading

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